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The Great American Eclipse by Dr. Winkel

The Great American Eclipse On August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. We in the Tri-Cities will see a partial eclipse with 96% of the sun obscured by the moon.  Even this will be a sight to behold.  The maximum eclipse in Tri-Cities will be at 10:24 […]

Telemedicine—and specifically Online Eye Exams by Dr. Piatt

Why I’m excited: Having gone on medical mission trips to under-served groups, with significantly less access to eye care, I’m thrilled when technology comes out that can improve their quality of life by improving their vision.  On our trip to Guatemala, we were in a small village and there was a mother who was so […]

Cataract Drops by Dr. Winkel

The Future is Coming   Within 5-10 years, scientists will hopefully create and design a non-surgical treatment for cataracts. In 2015, exciting research was published in the journal, Nature, paving the way for the possibility of eyedrops to reduce cataracts in humans. Dr. Kang Zhang, Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of Ophthalmic genetics at University […]